ABU DHABI, 2nd November, 2023 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, on Wednesday officially opened the 30th edition of the Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), welcoming guests, exhibitors, and visitors to the annual five-day event.
Sheikh Nahyan also toured the exhibition, meeting with major exhibitors and visiting the various pavilions, and also spent some time exploring the latest designs in the watch and jewellery manufacturing industry.
This year’s instalment of JWS has attracted over 200 leading brands from more than 20 countries – including Poland, Lebanon, Hong Kong, and Italy – and is expected to see approximately 7,000 jewellery enthusiasts pass through its doors by 5th November.
The annual exhibition provides a platform through which local, regional, and international brands in the jewellery sector can come together to showcase their latest designs, exchange new ideas, and explore ongoing market trends worldwide.
By bringing the best of global jewellery design to consumers in the UAE, JWS continues to pioneer new approaches to craftsmanship with unique initiatives – like the annual Ebda’a Awards – that empower young and emerging talent from the region.
With yellow metals, gold works, rare diamonds, and precious stones on display, JWS serves as the launch pad for exclusive collections, fusing Emirati heritage with contemporary design to create inspired jewellery and watch pieces.
The 30th edition announced a series of exclusive, weekend-long discounts from reduced prices to virtual try-on experiences for jewellery enthusiasts to enjoy.
The sponsors of JWS have conveyed their perspectives regarding the significance of this event. They highlight its proactive role in strengthening their connections with stakeholders and clients.
Hitesh Zanzmeria, the Managing Director of Amaar Jewels, “We, at Amaar Jewels, are dedicated to fulfilling a range of core aspirations and objectives. Our foremost commitment is to promote sustainable luxury by utilising lab-grown diamonds sourced from ethical suppliers, to support an eco-friendly jewellery industry. Additionally, we seek to raise consumer awareness and promote informed decision-making by showcasing the artistic craftsmanship and innovation associated with lab-grown diamonds, establishing them as a premier choice in luxury jewellery”.
Nishith Shah, CEO of La Marquise Jewellery, stated, “La Marquise’s sponsorship of this event is driven by our commitment to support the brand’s growth, particularly in Abu Dhabi, a significant component of our expansion strategy. We highly value events like JWS as they enable us to connect with our clients in a more intimate and comfortable setting, thus enhancing client relationships and increasing our visibility. Our sponsorship is in alignment with our core values of supporting and giving back to the jewellery industry.
Nada Qasim Felaifel, Managing Director of PLATA, said, “By participating in this exhibition, we aim to establish international relationships and enhance our brand’s visibility. Our products are a fusion of European-built quality with custom-made Arabian design, making them truly unique.”